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I just want to know

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I just want to know how to kill myself quickly, in a way that will definitely work. The only reason why I haven’t killed myself is because I can’t think of a way that will definitely work. 


Hi, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.  

Thank you for reaching out and getting in touch with us and sharing what is on your mind. 

You want to know how you can kill yourself in a way that will work for you to die. You say the only reason you have not killed yourself yet is because you have not found the right way that will definitely work.

It sounds like you have a lot going on in your thoughts and with your feelings. We are very concerned to hear you want to kill yourself. You have a right to live your life and be alive, the right to feel safe and the right to be happy. Have you spoken to a member of your family about  wanting to die? Your family has a responsibility to look after you. Do you have an adult in your life even outside your family circle, that you trust or would feel comfortable talking to about these suicidal thoughts? You have the right to be listened to and to be heard. You have a right to seek professional help, to talk to your doctor or to reach out to a counsellor to share your thoughts and feelings. You do not need to go through this tough time alone.  

There are organisations that might be of help to you such as: You may like to look at these websites as they can help you understand what is going on for you or they can offer a direction in how to avail of other supports. The Childline website has some information which you may also find helpful It is important for your own mental wellbeing that you get the help and support that you deserve. 

If you feel that you cannot talk to anyone around you right now, Childline would really love to listen to what you have to say. You are welcome to talk to Childline by phone on 1800 66 66 66, by text at 50101, or through our web chat service on Childline is here for you whenever you feel ready to chat with us, and we are available 24/7. Our services are free and confidential. We will not judge you on your thoughts or feelings and we will help you explore what options are available to. 

You are so brave, thank you for sharing how you are feeling with us. We are here to listen whenever you would like to talk. 

Take care of yourself,


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